Nationwide Personal Injury Lawyers

Milwaukee, WI 414.276.4970

A "West Bend Insurance repair shop in Wisconsin" is a myth, plus 3 other lies


When people choose their personal injury lawyer based on the endorsement of a football player or actor, they risk choosing an attorney who has never won more money in a courtroom. Settlement mills forward your paperwork and take a cut of your damages.

Hundreds of times we have prepared cases like yours beyond the brink of trial. Facing unlimited liability AND an expensive jury trial, insurance companies fess up what your case is worth. They HATE when you choose Warshafsky. Insurance companies know: it IS about the money.

Warshafsky Law is a nationwide personal injury and car accident law firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Like most law-abiding motorists, you dutifully write a check to your insurance company so you’re in compliance with the law and so you’ll be covered if your car is damaged in an accident. We all just assume the insurance company will take care of fixing our cars if we’re in an accident. Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t always have your best interests at heart, and what they tell you shouldn’t necessarily be taken at face value.

For instance:

West Bend insurance does not have your best interest at heart, not even in Wisconsin

Lie #1: “We’d like to get this taken care of for you as quickly as possible.”

When your West Bend Insurance rep tells you “I know how frustrating this must be” and “We want to get this taken care of for you as quickly as possible,” be wary. They know how inconvenient it is to be without a car, so they know you’ll probably go along with whatever they propose. Starting with the repair shop they recommend.

Lie #2: “There’s a West Bend Insurance body shop near you…”

When you hear there’s a repair shop nearby, it sounds great. No trek out to the hinterlands, hooray!  That’s great. Or is it?

Truth is, no one working for West Bend is looking out for your best interests. They’re looking to pay the least amount possible on your claim, and this means having the work done where it will cost them the least. It’s just how insurance companies operate. The shop “near you” isn’t necessarily the best place to have your car repaired, and it may not even be the shop nearest you.

If there’s some shop you’d rather have doing the work, tell the insurance rep. This isn’t like a health insurance plan where you have to use in-network providers. You can take your car anywhere you want. And there’s a good reason for doing so…

Lie #3: “Aftermarket parts are every bit as good as the OEM parts”

No, they aren’t. They’re actually notorious for not fitting as well as OEM parts, not lasting as long, and not working as well as OEM parts. So, before you have any work done on your car, you need to ask if they’re going to use OEM parts or aftermarket parts. If they say there’s no difference, check with another repair shop.

West Bend Insurance (like all insurance companies) will tell you aftermarket parts are fine, of course. Fine for them and their bottom line, but not so good for you. Unfortunately, it’s next to impossible to get new OEM parts for an older car, but there’s no good reason why you can’t get OEM parts for a late model car. Insist on them.

The Big Lie in Personal Injury Settlements

Having your car repaired is a hassle, but it’s nothing compared to dealing with bodily injuries from a car accident. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you probably have doctor bills piling up. And if you’re like most people, you probably have a high out-of-pocket deductible to pay before your insurance even kicks in.

If another driver was at fault, his/her insurance company will send you a check as a settlement. Raise any questions about the amount they’re offering and they’ll tell you how the dollar amount was carefully calculated to cover all reasonable costs. Actually, it was calculated to cost them the least amount possible.

For anyone who’s been unable to work because of an accident, a settlement check in the mail brings instant relief from creditors looking for payment on your medical bills. Our advice: Don’t cash it! If you do, you waive your right to litigate for a higher settlement. Instead, get the opinion of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Can You Get More For Your Injuries Than the Insurance Company is Offering?

In most cases, you most certainly can--but only if you have an experienced personal injury lawyer representing you, like the ones at Warshafsky Law. Our willingness to take every case to trial, and our reputation for winning big tends to give insurance companies pause to reconsider their initial settlement offer. If it’s still not adequate, we’ll take the case to court.

If you have been injured in an auto accident due to another person’s negligence, get in touch with Warshafsky Law. We offer free case assessments, so we can let you know if an insurance company is trying to shortchange you with a lowball settlement. You’ll meet with an experienced Milwaukee personal injury lawyer, not a paralegal. There is no cost to meet with us, and no obligation to hire us.


After getting the details from you, we’ll let know if you have a case. Should you decide to hire us, you won’t owe a thing until your case is resolved and you have received compensation—either through a settlement or through a verdict at trial. Our No Win, No Fee policy ensures you have nothing to lose. If we don’t win for you, you don’t owe us a thing.

"Insurance companies value your claim based on the quality of your lawyer, it is that simple. If your lawyer isn’t the best you can count on getting less. If your case isn’t prepared with the intent of walking into court to try it, with a trial attorney you can count on getting less. I worked for 6 yrs representing insurance companies and that’s the way they think.” --Victor Harding, Warshafsky Law.
Contact Warshafsky Law now to schedule a free case assessment with a Milwaukee personal injury attorney.

Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorneys

Krista G.

Warshafsky is a based-in-Milwaukee personal injury law firm serving the injured since the 1950s.

Warshafsky has brought hundreds of successful lawsuits against auto makers, drug companies and insurance companies. Many clients choose us in part because we are able and willing to fund a case fully through trial and even appeal. Insurance companies value your claim based on the quality of your lawyer. No other Wisconsin law firms boast a board-certified accident investigator and a doctor who is also a lawyer and an attorney who represented insurance companies.

We collect NO payment until you receive compensation.
Free Case Assessment